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On the 71st anniversary since Japan's surrendered in World War II, the Taiwan Association of University Professors (TAUP, 台灣教授協會) Monday urged the government to build a memorial to Taiwanese soldiers who lost their lives fighting in WWII.
The Lunghwa University of Science and Technology has won the top prize in a microfilm competition with the theme of "tracing the soil and water pollution," hosted by the Cabinet-level Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), garnering a prize money of NT$120,000.
Protest opera
Members of the Taiwan Solidarity Union staged a "protest opera" in front of Taipei City Hall on Monday, Aug. 15, to urge Mayor Ko Wen-je to cancel the Taipei-Shanghai Forum that opens in the city on Aug. 23.
President Tsai Ing-wen's picks for Judicial Yuan president and vice president withdrew from the nomination process after weeks of criticism over their records, according to a Presidential Office statement released yesterday.
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Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) on Sunday said there was a low likelihood of raising electricity rates to settle the NT$283.8 billion cost for the incomplete Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) Sunday denied a claim made by local media that a Cabinet reshuffle would occur by the end of the year.
President Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled to visit Taiwan's offshore Orchid Island on Monday to discuss the issue of nuclear waste storage with the local people, the Presidential Office said Sunday.
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Daylilies by day
A visitor takes a selfie in a sea of daylilies in the Lioushihdan Mountain (六十石山) in Hualien on Sunday, Aug. 14. Daylilies blossom between August and September, attracting large numbers of visitors every year.
On an international memorial day for "comfort women" on Sunday, a Taipei-based women rights group urged Japan to show more remorse to the women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
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Vice President Chen Chien-jen arrived in New York on Saturday for a transit stop on his way to the Dominican Republic, where he will attend that country's presidential inauguration as a special envoy of President Tsai Ing-wen.
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